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UFC Streaming Still Occurring Despite Legal Restrictions

Last week, the company known as Zuffa which owns UFC subpoenaed Ustream and Justin.tv after some of their users were caught streaming pay-per-view events illegally. Since then, an online search was performed during last night’s UFC 117 event, showing that the illegal streaming is still occurring. read more…

Viacom, YouTube End Legal Battle; YouTube Comes Out on Top

If you’ve been following the Viacom/YouTube legal battle you’ll know that it has been a long and tedious one. If you’re not familiar with it, basically Viacom accused YouTube of infringing on their copyrights and slapped them with a $1 billion law suit. read more…

Copying Legal, Copying Software Illegal-Court Schizophrenic?

Okay, this is gonna kill you.  Seriously.  Sit down–you’re going to want to sit down for this–and brace yourself for the logic bomb that the U.S. District Court in California just put out about Real Networks’ (makers of RealPlayer) DVD copying utility RealDVD:

Even so, Judge Marilyn Patel did not issue a blanket condemnation of personal-use copying. read more…

Blu-ray Copying to Be Legal Next Year?

This is a bit surprising as Blu-ray copying is really complicated not to mention illegal. It seems that by 2010 we will be able to have some form of copy function enabled in a future Blu-ray standard. That copy feature will have its limitations but starting with Q1 2010 all discs will be allowed to be copied. read more…

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